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Last day skiing for a while

Fresh snow - day 11

snow -3 °C
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This morning we woke up to the good news that 4 inches (10cm) had fallen at Winter Park overnight!!
We wanted to get there as soon as possible as we knew it was going to be busy!! We got there at about 8:40am (lifts open at 9am) and the car park was almost full and people were already lining up for the first lift. It was still snowing when we got there, albeit not very hard. By the time we had got ready and got to the lift it was just after 9am, and there was a massive line for the lift. They had advertised on Facebook the night before that they would be opening new terrain today, so we were very keen to get to that. However, when we got to the top of the mountain, it was not open yet, and we were told it would probably be a few hours. We then decided to try the same run we were doing Yesterday, however the fresh snow had just covered some of the visible hazards from the day before that we knew to avoid. This meant we didn't feel as confident on the run. We then headed over to the same lift as the first day. There was barely anyone here and the snow was relatively untouched. We had some excellent runs down here. We ventured into the trees where we found a few runs of some nice, untouched snow. We then decided to have a look and see if the new terrain had opened yet. Sure enough, it had opened, and there was a massive line for the lift again! The new terrain was quite limited, and there were a lot of people who wanted to have a go on it. This meant that some parts were very busy, and the snow was getting quite chopped up. We managed to work our way out of the crowds and find a bit of a run in some nice snow. The run was very long, and the wait for the lift was quite long. This meant we only could really do 2 runs on the new terrain. It was another very different day to the last few, and lots of fun. Even though there was no new snow before yesterday, yesterday was more of a powder day than today.
On our way back to our unit, we went and had a look at a few thrift stores in the little towns. They were a little underwhelming, however there were a few funny little things in them. We then just spent the even not doing much and resting our tired bodies. Tomorrow we are heading off on our road trip to the Grand Canyon. This means we won't be skiing for about a week or so. Tomorrow we are driving down to a town called Moab in Utah. It is right next to Arches National Park. This is also where we will be spending Christmas Day. I probably won't have Wifi for a few days, so I hope you all have a great Christmas!! :)

Posted by vansantjordan 18:44 Archived in USA Tagged mountains snow winter skiing colorado holiday usa coppermountain freshsnow whitechristmas

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